[$150] I check that it is really safe for you to apply to become a US citizen, help with the N-400 naturalization form, include an attorney G-28 so I can be with you through the process, and give you a "mock interview" to make sure you are ready. I recently naturalized, so I know first-hand about the experience.
Whatever you decide, please consult with a lawyer before applying. You don't want to find yourself going to Immigration Court instead of an Oath Ceremony.
Fiance Visas/Marriage Green Cards
[$450] For Marriage I-485 Adjustment of Status or an I-129F fiance visa we prepare a full packet with good evidence giving the service exactly what they need from you. And guide you through a stressful time.
Because there is an overlap between the fiance visa and the marriage green card, I reduce the marriage adjustment fee if I help you with both.
consular processing we go step by step. And I will be with you through the stress of the process, as the attorney of record. Of course "no extra fee for an RFE."
Here is my Marriage Adjustment of Status checklist
Family Immigration and NVC
[$250] For permanent resident applications for
parents (IR), under-21 children (IR and F2A), adult unmarried sons and daughters (F1 and F2B)
married adult sons and daughters (F3) and siblings.
Please note I do not charge extra for derivatives. The fee is only for the principal applicant.
If your application has reached the NVC and you don't want to risk checklists and delays, my fee for helping you just with this final stage is [$150].
[$100 renewal/$150 initial]
One benefit of also working in a nonprofit is that I do many DACA applications.
We work together and get it right, however long it takes to prepare a complete packet.
So, even if you have attended workshops and think the process is too much, please
I also welcome "health check" consultations with undocumented people to make sure you stay safe
And we are all waiting for the courts to finish with DAPA.
If I can help, I will.
Victims of crime don't need the added stress of an immigration crisis.
Because these cases require intensive effort, I only accept a few at any time.
I charge an initial fee of $450 when you apply. But I also keep track of the hours worked. The full fee is capped at a level we agree before we start, and the balance is not due before you are approved for deferred action and have employment authorization (and are able to pay). And the capped fee is only triggered if the application is approved for deferred action.
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
[$250] Your criminal defense attorney or the public defender is welcome to contact me for a written analysis of your case and whether a plea deal or the likely outcome is safe or puts you at risk of removal.
Plea deals are usually designed for citizens. And the DA is not interested in your immigration status. Never accept a deal without taking advice on the immigration consequences of the conviction.
The J-1 Visa
The state department's J-1 exchange program works through agencies. But whether you are looking to spend time here either as an au-pair or through your profession, or you are trying to decide how to move to the next step once the program is over, my input can help.
F-1 Students and OPT
The F-1/OPT path can go very well, but it can also go disastrously wrong. Don't confide in your international student advisor. Confide, and discuss your plans and your issues only with a lawyer who will keep the confidence and work in your best interest, not the school's/
I came to the US through the business route. And I understand that you often need more advice than you can get from an emmployer's attorney.
Also entrepreneurs (and students with dreams) find it very useful to discuss their plans and get a reality check about their concerns. Often this can take just a single consultation.
Check to see if your country has an investment or trade treaty with the US.